New DIY speaker wires

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  1. Bill_Weinreich

    Bill_Weinreich Second Unit

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    I cant seem to upload to my web page but here are some photos of my new cables. I haven't tried them out yet, let alone break them in. I wanted to try a braided design while bi-wiring. I used 8 individual 16 guage stands woven together (yields approx 13g). Found some AR bananas at Lowes (clearanced for 7.30 for a four pack) All total, under $55 for the pair with an evening's construction time.
    Tomorrow will tell
    Bill
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  2. Angelo_Petralba

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    very nice looking!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Andrew Lin

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    Very Very nice!! When you bi-wire is it just four speaker wire strands.. with banana's on all four on one end and then two wires connected each banana (2 plugs)?

    And how did ya braid them all together? any techniques??
     
  4. Bill_Weinreich

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    Thanks guys.
    Andrew,
    Actually I used 8 strands. Four strands by two on the amp side, and two strands by four on the speaker side. As for the braiding, I tried (using shoelace licorice of course[​IMG] ) but I wasn't happy with any of the results except this weaving meathod (about half way down the page). You can basically do it with any number of strands.
    Bill
     

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